Research Paper Instructions
The purpose of this paper is to provide practical application of material learned by developing concepts learnedin the presentations.The body of the paper must be at least8 pages (doublespaced, 12-point font) and include level 1, 2, and 3 headings as appropriate and necessary.In addition to the body,you must include a separate title page and reference page. Do not submit an abstract with this assignment.
Do not write the paper without carefully studying the related presentations. To achieve more than a passing grade, you must demonstrate a mastery of the presentations and factual information and incorporate those ideas into your paper.Naturally, stylistic points such as grammar and spelling will be considered in grading.Your paper must adhere tothe current APA formatting guidelines.Doing the minimum amount of work does not guarantee a perfect score.
Topic: Becoming an Informed Voter – Researching Your Congressional Delegation
The research paperhas 2steps. First, you will analyze the background of your congressional district and U.S. RepresentativeGerald Connoly. Second, you will analyze the political background of Virginia and U.S. SenatorMark Warner.
Begin by reviewing the presentation on “Becoming an Informed Voter.” The example of Congressman Bob Goodlatte of Virginia is used.If you have a newly elected representative who has not yet received interest group ratings, get the interest group ratings of a representative from a neighboring district.
After reviewing the presentation, the first part will deal with your congressional district and congressman; the second part will deal with your state and senator. As explained in the presentation, interest group scores may be found at Vote Smart.
A helpful source to find information for this paper is The Almanac of American Politics by Richard E. Cohen and James A. Barnes.
Use the current APA format to properly format this essay as you will be required to use formal writing with level 1, 2, and 3 headings as necessary to address and elaborate on each of the following questions in paragraph form:
Do notsubmit your paper in the form of a series of questions and answers. Organize this information into a standard research paper(paragraph form with level headings) utilizing the current APA format. There is a Research Paper template provided for your use. Consult the grading rubric to make sure that all the necessary information has been included.
Submit this assignment by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday of Module/Week 5.